Download E-books The Geek Feminist Revolution PDF

By Kameron Hurley

The Geek Feminist Revolution is a suite of essays by way of double Hugo Award-winning essayist and delusion novelist Kameron Hurley.

The ebook collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek tradition, and her studies and insights as a style author, together with "We Have consistently Fought," which received the 2013 Hugo for most sensible comparable paintings. The Geek Feminist Revolution will additionally characteristic numerous solely new essays written particularly for this volume.

Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and others at the upward thrust of girls in style, her ardour for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing.

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Download E-books Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy [2 volumes] PDF

Works of technological know-how fiction and fable more and more discover gender matters, characteristic ladies as principal characters, and are written by means of ladies writers. This booklet examines women's contributions to technological know-how fiction and delusion throughout various media and genres, resembling fiction, nonfiction, movie, tv, paintings, comics, photograph novels, and track. the 1st quantity bargains survey essays on significant subject matters, comparable to sexual identities, fandom, women's writing teams, and feminist spirituality; the second one offers alphabetically prepared entries on extra particular matters, resembling Hindu mythology, Toni Morrison, magical realism, and Margaret Atwood. Entries are written by means of professional members and cite works for extra interpreting, and the set closes with a particular, common bibliography.

Students and normal readers love technological know-how fiction and fable. And technology fiction and delusion works more and more discover gender matters, function ladies as principal characters, and are written by way of ladies writers. Older works display attitudes towards girls in occasions prior, whereas more moderen works grapple with modern social concerns. This booklet is helping scholars use technological know-how fiction and myth to appreciate the contributions of girls writers, the illustration of ladies within the media, and the stories of girls in society.

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Download E-books Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile PDF

By Angelica Goodden

How does exile beget writing, and writing exile? what sort of writing can either be fuelled via absence and extend it? Exile, which was once intended to imprison her, ironically gave Madame de Staël a freedom that enabled her to be as lively a dissident as any girl within the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries was once able to being. many times banished for her nonconformism, she felt she were made to endure two times over, first for political bold after which for bold, as a girl, to be political (a rather grave offence within the eyes of the misogynist Napoleon). but her outspokenness - in novels, comparative literary stories, and works of political and social conception - made her look as a lot a hazard outdoors her loved France as inside it, whereas her friendship with statesmen, squaddies, and literary figures similar to Byron, Fanny Burney, Goethe, and Schiller easily additional to her risky star. She preached the virtues of liberalism and freedom at any place she went, turning the reports of her enforced absence into an arsenal to take advantage of opposed to all who attempted to suppress her. Even Napoleon, maybe her maximum foe, conceded, from his personal exile on St Helena that she could last. Her unremitting task as a speaker and author made her into exactly the type of activist no girl at the moment was once accredited to be; but she satirically remained a reluctant feminist, seeming even to connive on the inferior prestige society granted her intercourse whilst vociferously hard it, and last torn through the conflicting calls for of private and non-private life.

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Download E-books George Eliot and Victorian Historiography: Imagining the National Past PDF

During this new research of George Eliot's fiction, textual makes an attempt to visualize a coherent and unified nationwide earlier are visible as generating a contradictory imaginative and prescient of Englishness. it's a historiographical nationwide id, built within the photograph of foremost, and conflicting, tendencies within the Victorian writing of historical past. The inherent uncertainty attributable to the shift among diversified perceptions of English background leads, within the later fiction, to an abandonment of contemporaneous grand narratives. The final result is a historical past that anticipates a extra sleek, radical philosophy of heritage.

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Download E-books Christina Rossetti's Feminist Theology PDF

Learn within the context of rising Nineteenth-century women's theology, Rossetti's devotional prose exhibits a unique choice for the 'wisdom texts' of scripture, and foreshadows the paintings of top feminist theologians at the present time. This quantity disputes the belief that Rossetti was once a follower of Keble and Pusey, and exhibits how her dissatisfaction with the male-dominated name to celibacy led her to reject their notions of worldliness, and to shape a better bond with the actual international and the physique.

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Download E-books The Skriker PDF

By Caryl Churchill

Premiered on the Royal nationwide Theatre, this impressive play by means of one among Britain’s major playwrights combines English folks stories with glossy city existence. by way of its language on my own, it's as intriguing and not easy at the web page as at the stage.

The play follows the Skriker, “a shapeshifter and loss of life portent, old and damaged”, in its look for love and revenge because it pursues younger women to London, altering its form at each new come upon. besides the Skriker come Rawheadandbloodybones, the Kelpie, the golf green woman, Black puppy and extra, until eventually the total state is swarming with engaging and indignant creatures that experience burst from the underworld.

Caryl Churchill has been hailed as a “dramatist who needs to definitely be among the simplest half-dozen now writing” The Times. She is the writer of a few twenty performs together with CLOUD NINE, TOP GIRLS, SERIOUS MONEY and MAD FOREST, all visible and trendy all around the world.

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Download E-books Performance and Femininity in Eighteenth-Century German Women's Writing: The Impossible Act (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History) PDF

During this e-book, Wendy Arons examines how ladies writers used theater and function to enquire the matter of woman subjectivity and to interfere within the dominant discourse approximately perfect femininity. Arons indicates how modern calls for for sincerity and authenticity positioned a weird burden on ladies within the public sphere, in particular on actresses, who - like expert writers - overstepped the limits of what used to be thought of right habit for women.  satirically, of their representations of excellent girls engaged in functionality, those writers disclose excellent femininity as an very unlikely act, while they try and practice it of their writing and of their lives.

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Download E-books Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity (Crime Files) PDF

Christie's books depict girls as adventurous, autonomous figures who renegotiate sexual relationships alongside extra equivalent traces. girls also are allowed to disrupt society and but the texts refuse to determine them as double deviant due to their femininity. This ebook demonstrates precisely how quietly innovatory Christie used to be when it comes to gender.

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Download E-books Francophone African Women Writers: Destroying the Emptiness of Silence PDF

"A vitally important contribution to the sector through an African student with a radical, empathetic command of the sphere of African female writing in French."--Christiane Makward, Penn nation University

"A paintings of caliber. . . . this primary significant learn of fiction and nonfiction prose by means of Francophone African ladies is an important paintings of feedback within the examine of African literature."--Maxine Montgomery, Florida country University

 

French-speaking African girls characteristically expressed their creativity via oral storytelling.  formerly silent in print, this day in addition they converse throughout the written note, and their tales represent the most major fresh advancements in African literature.

 Irène Assiba d'Almeida dates this rising phenomenon to 1969, the yr Kuoh-Moukouri's Rencontres essentielles was published.  a couple of extra books via girls have been released within the '70s, by means of an inventive explosion within the '80 that d'Almeida describes as a militant feminist appropriation of the written word.  D'Almeida's e-book, the 1st single-author severe research in English of literary expression by means of Francophone African girls, examines novels and autobiographies via 9 new and verified writers, all released in view that 1975.  She reveals that writing has liberated Francophone African women.  They use it to critique the patriarchal order, to champion the reason for girls and the neighborhood, and to maintain good points of tradition.

 D'Almeida divides her research into sections on 3 features of literary production.  the 1st offers with autobiography and starts off with A Dakar Childhood, by way of Nafissatou Diallo, the 1st Francophone African girl to jot down her personal existence heritage. The part additionally examines The deserted Baobab, by way of Ken Bugul, a publication that broke sexual taboos, and My nation, Africa, via Andrée Blouin.

 The moment part seems at girls and the relations, together with difficulties with regards to "compulsory" motherhood.  It discusses Your identify may be Tanga, by means of Calixthe Beyala, Cries and Fury of Women, by means of Angèle Rawiri (both released purely in French), and Scarlet Song, through Mariama Bâ.

 The 3rd part, "W/Riting switch: ladies as Social Critics," discusses the methods woman novelists hyperlink difficulties that impact women's lives to these affecting society at huge. It examines works in French via Werewere Liking, Aminata Sow Fall, and Véronique Tadjo.

Irène Assiba d'Almeida is affiliate professor of French and a member of the comparative literature and the women's reports schools on the college of Arizona in Tucson.  She used to be born in Dakar, Senegal, and grew up in Benin, West Africa.  She has educational levels from 3 continents (Africa, Europe, and North the USA) and is the writer of articles on African literature, of literary translations, and of released poetry.

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